This 21st century digital reboot of the 90s Pokemon game is all over the news. There has been good and bad reported and there has been some deep and meaningful philosophising about the game on The Minefield (podcast) from Radio National, Australia.
Here’s a recap of some of stories and tweets about Libraries and Pokemon Go.
Pokémon GO players: Are you on a quest to be the very best, like no one ever was? Then you probably need to stock up on pokéballs, potions, and revives. Visit the Library while you're out and about — we're a pokéstop! Keep your eyes peeled while you're here… You never know if any wild pokémon might appear in the stacks. Happy Pokémon-ing! …and while you're here, why not sign up for Summer Reading? We have summer reading programs for children, teens, AND adults. Read and win prizes — it's as easy as catching a Caterpie! 📚
What do you think about this game? Any complaints from library visitors wanting some peace and quiet away from catchers? Increases in your sign ups? What do you think about the idea in the Minefield podcast that sacred and special places should be excluded from games that impinge on the reality?